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Ariel's music : for solo clarinet and orchestra

by Brett Dean (1995)

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Performance by Paul Dean, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Richard Mills from the CD Ariel's music.

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Ariel's music : for solo clarinet and orchestra / Brett Dean

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Work Details

Year: 1995

Instrumentation: 3 flutes (2nd & 3rd doubling piccolo), 2 oboes, 3 bassoons (3rd doubling contra-bassoon), 2 trumpets in B flat, 4 horns in F, 2 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion (3 players), harp, piano/celeste, solo clarinet, strings (minimum

Duration: 25 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Professional.

Contents note: I. Elegy -- II. Circumstances -- Cadenza.

Dedication note: Dedicated to the memory of AIDS campaigner Elizabeth Glaser and her daughter, Ariel.

Written for: Markus Stenz, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Paul Dean

First performance: by Paul Dean, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Markus Stenz — 29 Sep 95. Concert Hall, Brisbane, Australia.

Awards & Prizes

Year Award Placing Awarded for/to
1999 International Rostrum of Composers Selected Work Brett Dean


Interview – Brett Dean
by Justine Bashford
Source: Published by Symphony Services

Article: Concerto makes vivid addition to viola repertoire
by William Dart
Source: Source: The New Zealand Herald, 18 April 2007

Article: Interrogating the Orchestra
Craig Smith — © Santa Fe New Mexican
Source: The Santa Fe New Mexican, 14 August 2009

Book: 2012 Education Program, Meet the Music 3 and 4 resource kit / Sydney Symphony.

Book: 2001 Philips Meet the Music Australian composition resource kit / Sydney Symphony.

Article: Gesualdo heralds Huntington surprise / by Gil Wahlquist.


Performances of this work

9 Nov 2013: at TSO: the Dean Brothers (Federation Concert Hall, Hobart). Featuring Brett Dean, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Paul Dean.

8 Nov 2012: at Sydney Symphony: Ariel's music (Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall). Featuring Sydney Symphony, Richard Gill, David Thomas.

7 Nov 2012: at Sydney Symphony: Ariel's music (Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall). Featuring David Thomas, Sydney Symphony, Richard Gill.

28 Oct 2011: at Selenite City (Brisbane Powerhouse). Featuring Paul Fitzsimon, Paul Dean, Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

29 Sep 95: Concert Hall, Brisbane, Australia.. Featuring Paul Dean, Markus Stenz, Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

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